Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9:7
As good stewards we are intentional in sharing our treasure and give it prayerful consideration. We strive to give joyfully from our first fruits in proportion to what we have been given. There are multiple ways of giving to your parish.
For your convenience, St. Matthew offers a simple and safe method of making offertory contributions via automatic payment from your checking or credit card account through our automated payment program Faith Direct. It’s simple and you do not need a computer to participate. You may either complete the form found in the Welcome Packet and send it directly to Faith Direct, or you may visit http://www.faithdirect.net using our parish code NC36 to enroll online. You will be able to securely access and make changes to your account any time online or by calling them directly. There is no cost to you for joining or making your donations through this program. Donation cards are provided by Faith Direct which should be used weekly to indicate your participation in this program.
Click here to give to the 2013 Diocesan Support Appeal online. Please be sure to list St. Matthew as your home parish.
Envelopes are mailed monthly to every registered household in the parish. In addition to the weekly offertory, a Renew St. Matthew Collection is taken on the first Sunday of each month to help with maintenance,repair and upgrade expenditures.
Gifts of Stock or Securities
St. Matthew accepts donations of appreciated stock or securities. This method of giving may have tax benefits for you in the deferral of capital gains. Stock donation forms can be found on the diocesan website or obtained by contacting our Chief Financial Officer Jane Balbirnie at 704-543-7677 x. 1046.
Charitable Gifts from an IRA
Congress has once again passed legislation allowing individuals age 701/2 or older to make charitable contributions directly from their IRA during 2011 without incurring taxes on such distributions. This method of giving is particularly beneficial to those of our parishioners who do not itemize their tax deductions.
Remember St. Matthew in Your Will
Have the following statement included in your will: “I leave to the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Matthew, Charlotte, NC the sum of $_____ or_____percent of the residue of my estate, whichever is greater, for its religious, educational and charitable works.”
If you would like more information about any of these methods of giving, please contact Chief Financial Officer Jane Balbirnie at 704-543-7677 x 1046. As always, please contact your tax professional to discuss specific tax implications.
Thank you for your generosity!